After resting up for the night at the Speckled Sculpin, P---head and Albert decided to seek out Brender (one of the town elders), and ask him for help in rooting out the problem of the cave.
Brender runs the smokehouse and fish packing plant on behalf of the temple of Justicia, and is also a priest of Justicia. After a little negotiating, Brender gave the party a couple of longswords "... to smite these agents of Chaos that dare disrupt the law and commerce of our bright and fair town!" He lay hands on Albert and sent a couple of the towns spare "rif-raf" to go with them (Oliver the Orphan and Jim the Indentured Servant.)
The party then headed back out to the cave. Sneaking in the back tunnel they had found, the party fought a nasty battle with the giant yellow slug in the mushroom cavern. They defeated it by slicing off its eye stalks and pelting it with salt.
A short while later the party encountered two more humanoids, that had crab like carapaces for skin, crab like mouths, and three black eyes. They defeated them to get back to the holding pens that they had escaped from finding three new people in the pens, only one of which was alive. This was Marvin the Mendicant. Marvin quickly joined the party as they headed down to explore cave some more. They took along a keg of Obbie Stout's Golden Ale they had found.
A little while later the party came upon a partially sunken cavern. There was a salt water pod in the center of the cavern with a stream running from a small cave opening to the pond and continuing on to a larger tunnel at the other end. They saw a large row boat floating in the pond. A large wooden chest and three barrels were dragged up on the near shore. As they moved in to check it out, four purple-black skinned, three foot tall, amphibious humanoids popped up from the water. One ran for the smaller tunnel opening. The others opened fire on the party, injuring Oliver the Orphan, but doing little else. The party quickly took out the creature heading for the exit, and soon took out the remaining ones along the shore.
Attempting to open the chest, P---head nearly was stung by a poison barb trap. The party found some loot and trade goods in the chest, and soon found out that the barrels were full of Ale as well.
They worked there way downstream, bringing the rowboat loaded with their haul. They found that it lead to the main cave entrance. They fought a short battle with the guards there and quickly launched their boat into the water. We last left them rowing their way back to town with their new found wealth.